Arab Awakening
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  • Op-Ed
    Tartus in the Present Crisis: A Mirror of the Syrian Regime
    Kheder Khaddour April 13, 2014 Jadaliyya

    In Tartus, shielded from much of the current conflict, the Syrian regime had a golden opportunity to undertake and demonstrate reforms. It instead chose to continue to portray the state and society as unchanged and unchanging, implicitly asserting that all is well.

     
  • Other Publications
    Aid to Egypt: Black Hole or Black Gold?
    Michele Dunne, Lina Khatib April 10, 2014 Weekly Wonk

    Continued repression threatens to lead Egypt into a dark tunnel of insurgency and instability. The United States must implement aid policies that make accountability to one’s citizens a key condition to receive U.S. aid.

     
  • Article
    The Assad Regime: Winning on Points
    Yezid Sayigh April 10, 2014 عربي

    The Assad regime is clawing its way back to a position of dominance in the Syrian conflict. But it can only maintain that position as long as the armed conflict endures.

     
  • Op-Ed
    Why Street Protests Don’t Work
    Moisés Naím April 7, 2014 Atlantic

    Behind street demonstrations there is rarely an organization capable of following up on protesters’ demands and undertaking the complex political work that produces real change in government.

     
  • Op-Ed
    From Arab Spring to Presidential Spring
    Yezid Sayigh April 3, 2014 Al-Hayat عربي

    The “Presidential Spring” now underway in the Arab world reveals the enduring power of entrenched elite players and institutional actors and their ability to perpetuate self-serving—and mostly authoritarian—politics.

     
  • Op-Ed
    The Second Arab Awakening
    Marwan Muasher April 1, 2014 Washington Diplomat

    Only when Arab societies and their elected leaders truly embrace tolerance, diversity, the peaceful rotation of power, and inclusive economic growth will the promise of a new Arab world be realized.

     
  • Other Publications
    Egypt’s Constitutional Cul-De-Sac
    Nathan Brown March 31, 2014 Chr. Michelsen Institute Insight

    Egypt’s 2014 constitution failed to deliver on the promise of the 2011 uprising and has resulted in a political order in which important state institutions have insulated themselves from the political process, placing themselves in a supervisory position over the entire political system.

     
  • Article
    How a Leftist Labor Union Helped Force Tunisia’s Political Settlement
    Sarah Chayes March 27, 2014 video

    Without the muscular involvement of a powerful labor union, it is unlikely that Tunisia’s remarkable political settlement would have come about.

     
  • Op-Ed
    The Gulf’s Achilles’ Heel
    Frederic Wehrey March 27, 2014 National Interest

    The political impasse of Bahrain is a festering wound in the Gulf. If left unaddressed, it will eventually threaten U.S. assets and people.

     
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    Five Questions for Sisi, Egypt’s Man of Mystery
    Michele Dunne March 26, 2014 عربي video

    Egyptians know very little about the man who will likely be their next president—including whether he can untangle the knot of problems ensnaring the country.

     
  • Op-Ed
    Tartus in the Present Crisis: A Mirror of the Syrian Regime
    Kheder Khaddour April 13, 2014 Jadaliyya

    In Tartus, shielded from much of the current conflict, the Syrian regime had a golden opportunity to undertake and demonstrate reforms. It instead chose to continue to portray the state and society as unchanged and unchanging, implicitly asserting that all is well.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Political Will Needed for the Arab Israeli Peace Process
    Marwan Muasher April 10, 2014 WNYC Brian Lehrer Show

    The parameters of the Arab-Israeli peace process are known. What is needed is the political will.

     
  • Other Publications
    Aid to Egypt: Black Hole or Black Gold?
    Michele Dunne, Lina Khatib April 10, 2014 Weekly Wonk

    Continued repression threatens to lead Egypt into a dark tunnel of insurgency and instability. The United States must implement aid policies that make accountability to one’s citizens a key condition to receive U.S. aid.

     
  • Article
    The Assad Regime: Winning on Points
    Yezid Sayigh April 10, 2014 عربي

    The Assad regime is clawing its way back to a position of dominance in the Syrian conflict. But it can only maintain that position as long as the armed conflict endures.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Egypt's Crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood
    Michele Dunne April 9, 2014 Morning Briefing with Tim Farley

    The Egyptian government’s recent moves against the Muslim Brotherhood may seem like a repeat of historical patterns but in reverse. Egypt is experiencing violence akin to its darkest periods.

     
  • Event
    Youth Inclusion in Morocco: A Discussion With Minister Mohamed Ouzzine
    Mohamed Ouzzine, Gloria La Cava, Intissar Fakir April 9, 2014 Washington, DC

    A number of challenges face young people in Morocco, including high unemployment and a corresponding lack of economic opportunities.

     
  • Op-Ed
    Why Street Protests Don’t Work
    Moisés Naím April 7, 2014 Atlantic

    Behind street demonstrations there is rarely an organization capable of following up on protesters’ demands and undertaking the complex political work that produces real change in government.

     
  • Op-Ed
    From Arab Spring to Presidential Spring
    Yezid Sayigh April 3, 2014 Al-Hayat عربي

    The “Presidential Spring” now underway in the Arab world reveals the enduring power of entrenched elite players and institutional actors and their ability to perpetuate self-serving—and mostly authoritarian—politics.

     
  • Op-Ed
    The Second Arab Awakening
    Marwan Muasher April 1, 2014 Washington Diplomat

    Only when Arab societies and their elected leaders truly embrace tolerance, diversity, the peaceful rotation of power, and inclusive economic growth will the promise of a new Arab world be realized.

     
  • Sada - Analysis
    Egypt’s Wiretapping Scandal
    Mohammed Abdel Salam March 31, 2014 عربي

    Egypt’s reaction to the domestic wiretapping of activists and politicians does not bode well for the future of citizens’ rights and the rule of law.

     

Carnegie Experts on Arab Awakening

  • Sarah Chayes
    Senior Associate
    Democracy and Rule of Law Program
    South Asia Program

    Chayes, formerly special adviser to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, is an expert in South Asia policy, kleptocracy and anticorruption, and civil-military relations.

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  • Anas El Gomati
    Visiting Fellow
    Carnegie Middle East Center

    El Gomati was a visiting fellow at the Carnegie Middle East Center, where his research focuses on socioeconomics, democratic governance, the security sector, and political Islam in Libya.

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  • Ashraf El-Sherif
    Nonresident Associate
    Democracy and Rule of Law Program

    El-Sherif is a nonresident associate in the Democracy and Rule of Law Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

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  • Amr Mahmoud El-Shobaki
    Nonresident Scholar

    El-Shobaki was a nonresident scholar at the Carnegie Middle East Center, where his research focuses on Arab and Egyptian political systems and political Islamic movements. He also serves as member of the Egyptian parliament.

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  • Oz Hassan
    Visiting Scholar
    Democracy and Rule of Law Program

    Hassan is one of the United Kingdom’s foremost authorities on democracy promotion and democracy assistance programs and a leading scholar on U.S. foreign policy.

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  • Kheder Khaddour
    Visiting Scholar
    Middle East Center

    Khaddour is a visiting scholar at the Carnegie Middle East Center in Beirut. His research focuses on issues of identity and society in Syria.

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  • Lina Khatib
    Director
    Middle East Center

    Khatib is director of the Carnegie Middle East Center in Beirut. Previously, she was the co-founding head of the Program on Arab Reform and Democracy at Stanford University’s Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law.

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  • Stefan Lehne
    Visiting Scholar
    Carnegie Europe

    Lehne is a visiting scholar at Carnegie Europe in Brussels, where his research focuses on the post–Lisbon Treaty development of the European Union’s foreign policy, with a specific focus on relations between the EU and member states.

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  • Ahmed Morsy
    Nonresident Associate
    Democracy and Rule of Law Program

    Morsy is a nonresident research associate in the Democracy and Rule of Law Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

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  • Yezid Sayigh
    Senior Associate
    Middle East Center

    Sayigh is a senior associate at the Carnegie Middle East Center in Beirut, where his work focuses on the Syrian crisis, the political role of Arab armies, security sector transformation in Arab transitions, the reinvention of authoritarianism, and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and peace process.

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  • Frederic Wehrey
    Senior Associate
    Middle East Program

    Wehrey’s research focuses on political reform and security issues in the Arab Gulf states, Libya, and U.S. policy in the Middle East more broadly. He was previously a senior policy analyst at the RAND Corporation.

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  • Maha Yahya
    Senior Associate
    Middle East Center

    Yahya is a senior associate at the Carnegie Middle East Center, where her research focuses on citizenship, pluralism, and social justice in the aftermath of the Arab uprisings.

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  • Richard Youngs
    Senior Associate
    Democracy and Rule of Law Program

    Youngs is an expert on the foreign policy of the European Union, in particular on questions of democracy support.

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